Instructional Labs

Collaborate supports computer-based teaching and learning with sixteen reservable lab spaces and three open access labs. These labs are located in Phelps Hall, Psychology East (LSCF), the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB), and the Social Sciences and Media Studies (SSMS) building. Instructional labs can serve as primary teaching locations, configured either in a traditional classroom layout or arranged for group activities (see gallery of lab configurations). Instructional labs can also be reserved for independent student activities. All labs are available for student access when they are not in use for a scheduled class.

Collaborate labs generally seat 25 students. Four of the SSMS labs can be configured to create two rooms of 55 students each. These rooms are arranged in rows facing the instructor (classroom layout). Two labs in SSMS have 26 computer student stations around the periphery of the room, with computer-free meeting tables in the center. Phelps 1530 features 30 seats, with group activity tables for up to 5 students to share access to a single computer. Our new lab in Phelps features reconfigurable seating to fit different teaching styles as well as 25 computer stations around the periphery of the room. In addition to the Windows based labs, we support two Mac labs. Specific software and other lab features can be requested as part of the lab reservation process.

Open access labs in Phelps 1521, HSSB 1203F and LSCF 1804 are available for general student use. PrintSpot print stations are located in these labs for course-related printing. Student staff are also available at all locations for assistance. For open access lab hours, questions or additional information, please check the Labs Schedule page, submit a help ticket here, or stop in at any of our open access labs during business hours.

Instructional Lab Locations

Humanities & Social Sciences Building

HSSB 1203F

10 Windows 7 stations
3 Macintosh stations
2 Printers/Print Stations
Open Access lab/not-reservable

Life Sciences Computing Facility

LSCF 1804

10 Windows 7 stations
1 Printer/Print Station
Open Access lab/not-reservable

Phelps Hall

Phelps 1513, 1525, 1526

Windows 7 stations
Seats: 25 chairs with casters + instructor lectern with projector
Single configuration lab

Phelps 1514

11 Windows 7 stations
Seats: 10 chairs with casters + 1 seminar style table + instructor station and projector
Single configuration lab

Phelps 1517 & 1518

25 iMac [Mac OS 10.9.3] stations
Seats: 25 each lab + instructor lectern with projector
Single configuration lab

Phelps 1521

19 Windows 7 stations
6 Macintosh stations
3 Printers/Print Stations
Open Access lab/not-reservable

Phelps 1529

[reconfigurable seating]
25 Windows 7 stations around the periphery of the room
Seats: 25 node chairs with casters + 2 small tables on casters + instructor lectern with projector
Multiple configuration lab

Phelps 1530

6 Windows 7 stations
Seats: 30 chairs with casters + 6 collaborative tables on casters + instructor lectern with projector
Multiple configuration lab

Psychology East Building (Life Sciences Computing Facility)

Psych 1805

Windows 7 stations
Seats: 25 chairs with casters + instructor lectern with projector
Single configuration lab

Psych 1806

Windows 7 stations
Seats: 25 chairs with casters + instructor lectern with projector
Single configuration lab

Social Sciences & Media Studies Buidling

SSMS 1005 & 1007

25 Windows 7 stations around the periphery of the room.
Seats: 26 chairs with casters + 6 collaborative tables + instructor lectern with two projectors
Single configuration lab

SSMS 1301 & 1302

Windows 7 stations
Seats: 25 chairs with casters + instructor lectern with projector [1301]
Seats: 30 chairs with casters + instructor lectern with projector [1302]
Double configuration lab
These two labs can be configured to create a 55-student room

SSMS 1303 & 1304

Windows 7 stations
Seats: 30 chairs with casters + instructor lectern with projector [1303]
Seats: 25 chairs with casters + instructor lectern with projector [1304]
Double configuration lab
These two labs can be configured to create a 55-student room

Reservations & Scheduling a Lab

Lab Reservation Request

Weekly Lab Schedules

Requests are processed as they are received, so please make your request as soon as you know what you need.

Lab requests can be initiated on the same timeline as the General Assignment Classroom request process (during the second proof period, approximately 4 months before the start of the target quarter). This allows you to reserve a lab as a primary teaching location without also reserving a General Assignment Classroom as a backup.

A separate request must be submitted for each course or section every quarter you require a lab.

Starting in Winter 2015, instructors will need to submit an additional request for lab reservation for Finals week. Any software or files you will need regarding your reservation must adhere to the same due dates as for the instruction sessions, as noted below.

To ensure availability for next quarter, requests for specific software or required class files on lab systems must be received no later than two weeks prior to the end of the current quarter.

Instructors should also verify that the requested software is functioning as expected before the start of the quarter.

Bikes must not be parked at the entrance or walkways, as per the UCSB Fire Marshall's instructions.  

Please notify us about any cancellations or absences by submitting your name and confirmation number in a help ticket here. If a lab goes unused during reserved times without explanation, the reservation can be cancelled and the lab opened to other requests.

Lab Support

Lab Support Information